Happenings in Kachin
Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:44AM
[chuck] in Kachin State, Myitsone Dam, Naga, Other, Science

Lovely photo from the 2005 Naga festival in Kachin State, Myanmar (see Naga Festival and Manau Leader). Real reason for this post, however, is that the Myanmar government has halted construction on the controversial Myitsone Dam on the Irawaddy River in northern Kachin State (click here for more about this surprising development). Financed by the Chinese, the dam would have been the first to span the Irrawaddy and was a showcase project of the previous military government. Victory for the dissidents in Kachin? A step in the right direction? Will I be getting back into the Hukaung Valley anytime soon? I'd love to know what is really going on here. [NOTE: Photo by U Tun Shuang (see Tea Break)].

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